Mac's Auto in Lockport NY has three nice Model T Touring cars on permanent display in their showroom, an '09, a '15 and a '24. I don't know if pics have been posted before but there is no doubt that many here have never seen these cars and never will so I took a few pics because we all like pictures. Sorry the lighting angles are not that good. The '09 is amazing. Total perfection in my eyes, just look at the rear axle to see what I mean. Enjoy.
(Message edited by adminchris on May 29, 2014)
Yes, very nice.
Let's see how long it takes for MAC's haters to derail this thread.
No matter whose car it is, the red one is a 1910 model year car, not an '09.
And its undercarriage should be painted body color, not black.
If I'm reading the sign right, the 1910 touring has a 1926 engine. Am I misreading?
They are very pretty cars.
Just asking cause I'm not up on my T history. The story board lists an engine number from late 1909. Does that make it a 1910 car?
Yes. Here are the details: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG90.html.
And yes, I was misreading the sign. The late 1909 serial number makes it a 1910 engine.
I expected the Mac's haters will jump on board. That's ok if they want to. I'm not promoting Mac's here, just wanted to show the obviously very nice cars. That is indeed a 1910 model, thanks for pointing that out Mike. Steve , I think you read the engine number in the millions instead of tens of thousands. BTW, if you feel bad that your T leaks oil, you should have a look under that perfect and undriven red car. There is so much oil and axle fluid in the drip pans, it looks like a 1970s Harley dealership.
They misspelled Piquette. Will the errors ever cease?
1910 cars were painted Brewster Green.
It seems odd that Macs would display the 1910 car as an '09 when the error is so obvious. Is it theirs or someone else? Attention to detail is kind of important in what they do and the parts they sell to their customers.
You may have something there, Dave. Maybe that's why they're not the favorite vendor for most of us.
The cars were owned by the late founder of Mac's. Looks like they were restored in the '70s, long before internet forums. I bet the lack of knowledge about early Ford model years was even more widespread than today. Someone probably found a 1909 date in the factory records and assumed it was a 1909 car. Too bad such errors have to happen on such a perfect car though.I did notice a flaw on the '15 car as well. I previously mentioned that one splash shield is a plain one and the other has the now famous "flair" on the rear of it.